WIP Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Hello Everyone! Where has the year gone. Hard to believe that it’s June already and that summer is here. If you missed our Memorial Day outing, you can go here to see a little bit of our day.

I have two finishes this week.

First up is Gathering Berries by Misty of Luminous Fiber Arts using her 32 ct Sparrow hand dyed fabric. I just had the lower bird to stitch and finished it in one evening. I’m going to put this aside until I stitch her next bird design, Gathering Clover. I think I want to fully finish them the same. I have the fabric and floss for the next one, but not sure when I’ll start it.

I also finished my version of Misty’s Liberty Quaker. I plan to finish it into a drum with the smaller Quaker motif on top. I’ve watched Vonna Pfeiffer’s tutorial once, but will watch again before attempting the finish.

I also made a little progress on Flea Market Flowers by Lori Holt. I’ll continue to work on this a couple of days a week so progress can be made. I’m not in a hurry on it.

And the last of the WIPs I worked on this week is Scenic Farm. I’ve made good progress and stitched the tree and started the snow at the bottom. I also finished up the sheep. I don’t have much more to do for this hoop section except to finish the snow and backstitch. Once the backstitching is finished, the house sections should really stand out.

I told you last week that I was going to camp with Sheri of Colorado Cross Stitcher on Instagram and YouTube. I’ll be posting progress pictures under the #crossstitchcamp tag.

The challenge for June is to stitch something that has been inspired by someone else. I’ve been inspired to stitch Stitchy Stars by Lori Holt from all kinds of people on social media. I’ll be stitching it on 32 ct Light Mocha linen using the floss colors above, a mixture of Aurifloss, DMC and Cosmos.

The floss color choices were inspired by my large stash of Sherri and Chelsi fabrics from Moda. If you recall, when I first showed you the Stitchy Stars chart, I mentioned that I would really like to make those star blocks into a quilt. I decided to see if I had the patterns for the star blocks in any of my Lori Holt books before drafting the patterns myself.

Yippee! I found them all in Vintage Christmas. I’ll be making the 6″ blocks from the cross stitch design, plus adding two more from the book so I can have a 3 by 3 gridded mini quilt. I’m sure it will take a lot less time for me to make each quilt block than to stitch each one of those squares.

The challenge is to complete your start in a month. I will have to plan out how much I need to get finished each week and make that a stitchy priority so I can finish in time. Sheri will be giving away prizes on Instagram, too. It’s not too late to join in. It should be fun and will encourage me to work on something and get it finished in a timely manner.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for coming along with me as I share my quilting and stitching journey each week.

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3 Responses to WIP Wednesday, June 2, 2021

  1. Little Quiltsong says:

    Beautiful progress on your cross-stitches again. Looking forward to your mini quilt with star blocks. Always enjoy your weekly posts, Brenda!


  2. Lydia says:

    This will be a fun project!


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